Pours opaque with a half glass, deep tan foam that doesn't want to settle, especially as it thickens up as it does. Lacing is web like in appearance.
Aroma is sweet, maple, and brown sugar. Did I say sweet. Roasted malt and maybe chocolate.
The taste is much more complex than the nose. The sweetness is there but other flavors muddle it's strength and one sidedness in the nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, and rye spice all tingle the sense. Oak and maybe coffee find their way too.
Big body with a medium carbonation with a drying palate in spite of a sense of creaminess to the beer.
The big alcohol is well hidden behind the nice, complex flavors. The aroma set me up for a let down but the taste delivers. Darn tasty. Enjoy!